Aston Villa F.C.

Manager
Dean Smith
Established
1874
Nick Name
Villans, The Villa, The Lions, The Claret & Blue Army
Stadium
Villa Park
Capacity
42785
Twitter
https://twitter.com/AVFCOfficial
Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/avfcofficial/
Website
https://www.avfc.co.uk/

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Formation and the Football League (1874−1920)

Aston Villa Football Club were formed in March 1874, by members of the Villa Cross Chapel in Handsworth which is now part of Birmingham. The four founders of Aston Villa were Jack Hughes, Frederick Matthews, Walter Price and William Scattergood. Aston Villa's first match was against the local Aston Brook St Mary's Rugby team. As a condition of the match, the Villa side had to agree to play the first half under Rugby rules...
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